Sleazy greedy 1/5
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This app is like opening a box full of treasure. 5/5
By The Emperors' New Clothes
I'm finding many magical things. So far, it's worth the subscription fee.
It's only a Rental Service 2/5
The audio content that I thought belonged to me, unfortunately did not. The moment I cancel my membership, nothing will be available to me. This is not what I was looking for. It is my fault, should have read all terms before assuming. I get one audiobook credit each month and I can "enjoy" it until I pay 8.99 each month forever or until the deal between Scribd and the Publishing house is valid.
The update f'd it up 1/5
This went from great to amazingly bad.
Doesn't save my highlighting and notes 2/5
Won't save my annotations in books on the Apple version, so why bother?
Great idea, lots of glitches lately 1/5
I have been using Scribd for about 4 years now (since back when they had comics) I have always loved it but the past 6 months they have gotten sloppy. Books don't download, audiobooks won't play properly and now I can't open a book (it's been a week w/o it) I am half way done with. I have contacted support several times in the past few months with problems and questions and they take FOREVER to get back to you. When they do, they seldom actually answer the question you asked but instead spout FAQ answers that are irrelevant.
Now that there are so many apps and services that offer the same things I would not suggest a subscription to Scribd. Let them get there act together again before spending the money on a glitchy app with bad costumer service.
UPDATE: the latest update erased everything saved offline and wants me to use my credits to purchase books I already purchased. This app keeps getting worse.
Audiobook function doesn't work AT ALL 2/5
It's nice app visually but the audiobook function doesn't work. Doesn't download books and doesn't even stream/play them.
Where did all my books go? 1/5
The books I had started reading have disappeared. I have no idea how to find them again. I wish instead of sticking to some arbitrary time frame of putting out a new version every two weeks that you would take the time to test what your builds before releasing. Why is putting out a new version every two weeks so important?
Doesn't work 2/5
Using iPhone 6+ running latest iOS 10. Signing in redirects to another page requesting signing in and so forth. This happens on the mobile website as well. Facebook, Google and email login option all doesn't work.
Can't read books with app 1/5
By Awallz 101
I have come to Scribd recently via a trial. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to open any text books with the app. I've been able to listen to audiobooks. In contacting the had me delete and load the app again with no change in the results. Once my trial is over I will be canceling the subscription. There is no reason for me to continue a paid subscription if I can't read books.
I was running busy these few months and hadn't used most of my credits. I figured to use all my credit on books i wanted and pause my membership till i finish my credits. Unfortunately, pausing membership also denies you of right to finish reading a book or using any remaining credits. I understand what scribd is trying to do but this system is not a user friendly system in a consumers POV. I feel like getting robbedof some sort but other than that; if u can finish all your credits in a scheduled timing, scribd is a 4.5 star app for reading.
Missing chapters from an audiobook 3/5
By AKA Lady 71
I purchased Beyond Desire by Gwennye Forster. Chapters 8 and 9 were missing from the book. Total waste. You go the chapters having a conflict to everything being ok.
I enjoy it 4/5
Easy to use; lots available. I just wish it gave more than 3 tokens a month
Do Not Get this APP! 1/5
The APP has no way to cancel it in app. You have to go into you device settings. Really not worth the bother just use the kindle app. Much more user friendly.
Not only do you NOT get to listen to the full audiobooks that YOU choose (you'd have to purchase more book credits in addition to your monthly fee), they bill you whenever they feel like it. My payment for Sept 1st was taken today, August 11th. It's only $9 but then the app is still scheduling to take a payment out of my account on September 1st! I finally got used to having to only listen to the "Scribd select" books and now they're doing dirty business with my bank account. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR TIME. DONT GET THIS APP.
Not Oyster but I Enjoy it 4/5
If you were an Oyster fan then you will not like Scribd's limited monthly books. I am a fan of Scribd's selections though. There is a larger History selection here than Oyster. Let us also be honest...... I Love to Read. No problems with their app on my end so 4 out of 5 stars for me. I really like Scribd.
Their library keeps expanding. 5/5
Good value for me.
Esta aplicación es la mejor idea que alguien haya concebido. Es una fuente excelente de lectura electrónica.😄
Great as a service but lousy app! 3/5
I've been a long time subscriber and have rolled with them throughout the pricing and service changes and will continue but I sure wish this app would get better. It is so slow in loading (even downloaded books) and often crashes on my iPad and iPhone. They also keep changing the app, taking good features away such as a bookmark. How stupid! 5 stars for the service but 1 star for the app so they get a 2 1/2 star rating (even though this will appear to be a 3 sear)
Reading Has Never Been So Fun! 5/5
With so many different books available, I can explore different genres and expand my tastes. Awesome!
Great App 4/5
Well worth the price and has a lot of options other book apps don't. I do wish they had a way to have non audible books to be read.
Great App 5/5
Love it. Lots of choices and reasonable subscription fee
I love this app! 5/5
By Nicole Paz
I love this app!! I absolutely 100% would recommend it to anyone!
SCRIBED IS GREAT 5/5
I LIKE SCRIBED EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE ONLY RENTING THE BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS YOU READ OR LISTEN TO EVERY MONTH, UNLIKE AUDIBLE OR KINDLE WHERE YOU PURCHASE A BOOK OR AUDIOBOOK AND GET TO KEEP IT IN YOUR CLOUD FOREVER SINCE YOU DONT RENT THEIR BOOKS YOU ACTUALLY OWN THEM. WITH SCRIBED YOU ONLY RENT OR BORROW THE BOOKS, SO YOU ONLY HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE BOOKS AS LONG AS YOUR STILL PAYING THE MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEES. ALTHOUGH NOT OWNING THE BOOKS LIKE OTHER SERVICES IS ITS DOWNSIDE. SCRIBED STILL HAS ENOUGH POSITIVES TO JUSTIFY ITS MONTHLY FEES. THE SERVICE I LIKE THE BEST IS THE ENDLESS AMOUNT OF DOCUMENTS/COMPANY HANDOUTS OR POLICIES, AND FORMS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUDED WITH YOUR MONTHLY FEES. THE FACT YOU CAN FIND A FORM, DOCUMENT, COMPANY HANDBOOK OR HANDOUT ON ALMOST EVERY SUBJECT JUSTIFIES THE MONTHLY COST TO ME. THE TREE BOOK RENTALS AND ONE AUDIOBOOK IS JUST AN ADDED BONUS AND COMPLIMENTS THE OTHER SERVICES I USE WHERE I ACTUALLY OWN THE BOOKS AND FILES I CHOOSE EVERY MONTH. ILL BE A LIFETIME MONTHLY SUBSCRIBER TO SCRIBED BECAUSE I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT PROVIDES THINGS THAT OUR ALSO NEEDED THAT THE OTHER SERVICES DONT. GUESS KINDLE AND AUDIBLE HAVE PROS AND CONS, JUST LIKE SCRIBED BUT ALL THREE SERVICES ARE HONESTLY EQUALLY NEEDED IN MY EYES
App Interface is Fine - Content Not So Much 2/5
I'm pretty disappointed with this app overall. I did the 1 month free subscription and have felt a bit hoodwinked. Several times I have found a book I want to read only to find out after selecting it that it isn't in English, nor is there one available in English. I am grateful for the free trial as it provides me the opportunity to delete the app and cancel my subscription before being charged.
Lots of Selection 5/5
So far I love this app. Mostly for its technical content. Can't wait to try the audio books and ebooks!
Great technical reference resource at a reasonable price. 5/5
Glad to have purchased this app. It's paid for itself again and again.
Love it for Audiobooks. 5/5
This is a great alternative to the other audiobook companies.
Scribd, great app! 5/5
I really like this app, plan to keep it around for a long time.
Very useful platform 5/5
I am able to use this for both work and pleasure. Nice selection.
Muy buena aplicación 5/5
Es buenísima encuentras tanto libros en español como en inglés y los puedes leer gratis!
Great app 5/5
It would be awesome if there was a way to incorporate a voice reader for books that don't have an audio option.
Great App 5/5
LOVE their book selection and can't beat the price! Win Win!
My fave app for books 5/5
By Proud Momma1
Best source for all kinds of books! I love Scribd
Early Stages 4/5
Enjoying my access to the many books, mags and even unexpected surprises (enjoying the books with sheet music immensely!) all in one singular app! A "One-Stop" reader's paradise--quite literally. Also enjoying the savings of not having to subscribe to each of the different magazines plus the cost of each book. My only quibble is not finding the more obscure magazine publications--which have well written, insightful articles but, because they're not "mainstream" they have to be sought and dug-up (which can be time-consuming). Hopefully,
this will improve as this app develops from its early stages. All in all, a great app well worth having.
I audiobook credit a month?? 5/5
By Red Chamorita
You have to be kidding me! I did the free trial and every audiobook I pick out is not available to me until the free trial is over. Only 3 books it appears to be available to me.
*nowhere could I find a customer service number, chat line, or email.
*you get ONLY 1 audiobook per month and 3 regular books per month. That is outrageous and who knows if your credits roll over to the next month!
*they don't categorize by abridged or unabridged nor do they list the the narrators name.
I've used Audible for several years. I could not be happier especially after seeing this. Plus Audible allows you to return any book you are unhappy with. Plus customer service is easy access and excellent
Doesn't deliver what it promises 1/5
Good selection, but what's the use of having "Store Offline" in your device option if it still requires data connection? Terrible feature
Great App!!! 5/5
Love it .
You need this app... 4/5
If you are an avid book lover, you need this to complete your collection! This app, partnered with Audible and your local library's digital offering is the complete deal!
Great App 5/5
Updated with the latest and reliable
Wonderful app. 5/5
I do enjoy mostly I'm glad I can able to access and free when I can it awesome.
Audiobooks 👍 5/5
I mainly use this app for the audiobooks, which (for me and my lengthy commute) are WELL worth the subscription. I also want to note that when reading "hard copy" books, the app offers several options/accommodations for font, text size, color of text, and color of background page (which I find very helpful). Thanks Scribd for a great app/concept!
Love it 5/5
Lots of titles available for a reasonable price. I am an avid reader and so have to supplement this with other ways to read, but I still think it's great value.
Same stuff I can get online from my county library 2/5
When Scribd's boss told PBS's Charlie Rose stand-in Scribd had "millions" of ... audiobooks, I went right to the App Store and charged my apple account $8.99. When I opened the app it offered me a free one month trial. Then it limited the audiobooks I could check out per month--two was the limit I believe. Then the list of newspapers. NYT, good. Everything else I'd rarely heard of. I didn't bother. I went right to an audiobook, though not the one I was hoping for. It was very easy to listen. No fuss like public libraries' Overdrive app. Still, $9 a month for limited audiobooks, no thanks. I canceled in a day.
If you don't live near a public library system, the tiniest of which now offers books online for free, this may be a godsend.
Sometimes you just want to kick back and let someone else drive 5/5
I love the app. I listen on my commute to work. I am an avid reader, but sometimes it is nice just to kick back and let someone else drive for a bit. There is nothing more relaxing then a cool day, a hammock and a great book. I have expanded my reading through the many suggested reads and reading lists. I recommend the app all the time. It doesn't replace my local book store, it is a great addition to it!
Honestly the best for books 5/5
Love this service. They have way more books available then others I've used. For those who go through multiple books a month, this is the place for you.
Easy to use! 5/5
By Concerned Citizen of Indiana
Received a checklist from a friend via airdrop and with one tap Boom! I had it open is Sribd. Nice!
It's ok but flawed in some ways 3/5
By bosslady bella
I get the whole lots of books but I don't get that you only get 3 credits in a month? So if you're a fast reader and your books all have credits needed like a book series you have to wait till next month to read it? Yes that's what's wrong with this. Yes there are lots of free books no credit needed but why people use it is for the books they want not for the free ones. I read fast many people do specially if it's a series and a book we love I'm on to the next and I can't read it anymore I have to wait next month. So I'll use the app next month? That's what's wrong about this whole app.
Love the app.... 5/5
The best reader's subscription yet 5/5
I subscribe to a few different reader's/e-book services. Scribd is my favorite. Good selections, great value, and great service.